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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
students 25th in math. >> yeah. >> 17th in science. 14th in reading, and yet the u.s. spends just about as much as any other country per pupil. people are wondering what are we spending our money on then? >> well, you know, part of the problem we've got is we've got a very diverse country compared to some of the smaller countries where all the kids are coming to school pretty well prepared. they are not hungry. they are not poor. in our country, you know, we've got poor kids and some kids who have deep troubles at home, but there's no doubt that we can step up our game, and this is a big argument and a big difference that i've got with governor romney in this election, because they talk a good game about reform, but when you actually look at their budgets, they are talking about slashing our investment in education by 20%, 25%. we've already seen 300,000 teachers that have been fired across the country, and as a consequence class sizes have gone up by 5%. >> let me ask you about no child left behind. the administration has granted waivers to states because congress hasn't amended the la
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
entire line of science toys, encouraging girls to get involved in science. there's journals, online, interactivity way to get kids hooked on science. >> reporter: this comes from the d.c. area. word around. >> this is a travel game you can take with you. for older kids and adults. moves quick. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: now let's talk about younger kids. >> this is an active game. based on disney fairies. you put them around the house. girls will pull one of these out of the bag. when you get to fairy, you run around the house and try to grab as many as you can. they're up and active. this is green toys, made of 100% recycled plastic. it's waterproof so kids can take it in the bath. not only can you control the car, you can play music now. i have all my songs downloaded on itunes. then i can open up the doors of the car and the car becomes a speaker. >> reporter: blue tooth from the device to the vehicle? >> yeah. you can drive it, may your music and it's kind of fun. >> reporter: really by moving the ipad around will steer the car. the idea is buyers will be steered to these t
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
healthier. the new standards were developed using the latest science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriate amount of calories. you know, savannah, the white house pints out that most students 850 calories will be enough, and we're talking about fighting incidents of obesity. >> for student athletes if it's a concern they can bring a snack from home. mara schiavocampo, thanks very much. >> coming up next, brian williams with mitt romney talking about what romney would do to fix our schools, right after this. [ phil ] i have a toyota camry hybrid. [ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. a kraft homestyle mac & cheese bowl. it's yours for a mere 30
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
the science advancing as rapidly as it is, i think it makes good sense. >> unless you're going to replace the experts -- and that's what those guys are, experts -- with experts, then it's potentially a problem. >> d.c. police says the city has not hired enough officers and has stretched the force too thin. >>> this morning parks and service will announce the contractor picked to repair the earthquake damaged washington monument. the monument sustained serious structural damage in last year's 5.2 magnitude quake. the top of the obelisk has large cracks. the repairs are expected to cost $15 million. the monument won't reopen until sometime in 2014. look for the latest on "news 4 midday" at 11:00 and on our website, nbcwashington.com of. >>> a major casino and gaming company wants to buy a stake in the largest gaming center maryland live. penn national gaming, which also jones rosecroft race way in prince george's county wants to buy a stake in maryland live. penn national has been trying to defeat maryland's gaming bill, and their hollywood casino in virginia would likely take a hit
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
the newer ones? >> the original. come on, i'm a science person. >> it's hard to get your mind around something that significant, though. it's really crazy. >> spectacular stuff. fortunately, we know you can get your mind around the forecast. >>> i was just outside sampling the air. it's going to be one of those days where your hair does the wonky thing. >> it's already doing it. >> and we've got a little breeze out there too. it's like a damp breeze blowing. not good for hair. as far as today goes, let's head outside. normally, we'd be showing you the sunrise, but now the sun is rising later, setting earlier. in fact, now through march 16th of next year we have less than 12 hours of daylight. boo. that's all i have to say about that. ellicott city, maryland, at 59 degrees. gaithersburg from montgomery county to howard county. reston, virginia, 58 degrees. fort washington, maryland, currently coming in at 63 degrees. temperatures are up from where we've been the last couple of mornings. again, a little breeze out there. some of you may feel just a little chilled. on storm team 4 radar
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
reception. >> this morning, yosemite national park is the site of a giant science lab. a tourist was among three people who died from the hanta virus. nine people became infected. scientists are now screening employees at the california park and testing rodents to get a better idea how the disease was transmitted. >>> a man faces charges for causing tense moments for passengers on a plane in midair. >> please help me! please help me! i can't breathe! >> that's the man yelling after fellow passengers restrained him. apparently moments before, he started pacing the cabin, then grabs women and harassed others. this happened on a united airlines flight from chicago to california on tuesday. passengers jumped into action and held the man with a belt until the flight landed. once on the ground, police arrested him. no one was hurt. >>> another united airlines flight had to return to the airport after two flight attendents got into an argument. that plane had just taken off from raleigh, north carolina. the captain asked police to meet them at the gate. just last week, an argument between two fli
FOX
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. >> it is cool. science is always cool. and the fact we've got fog out. what makes fog form? the clear sky and calm winds. >>> it is pretty calm right now. the rain has moved out. a lot of moisture. that's the area that had the heavy rain. dense fog advisory for fauquier county, spotsylvania county, and off to the west in albemarle county. we're at 63 in fairfax and reston. areas around calvert, 63. franconia, your hometown forecast. 7:00 a.m., still cloud cover around the area. 68 degrees around 7:00. low 70s, some sunshine around noon. after 3:00 today, when you really want to keep an eye on the sky, especially areas south of d.c. around southern maryland over toward rappahannock again, the same areas that had the heavy rain yesterday. 81 with a 40% chance of rain for today. your seven day forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. right now first 4 traffic. >> thanks, veronica. >>> right now tracking breaking news on the roadway. if you're traveling the dulles access road eastbound, still seeing all the eastbound lanes of the access
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